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436. The names of three people are hidden in the sentence below.  Can you find them?  (The letters are in consecutive order.)

He's ambitious and alert, so he'll gain the prize.

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437. Curtain me thrice, I am a youth;
Behead me once, a snake;
Complete, I'm often used, in truth,
When certain steps you'd take.

Who or what am I?

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438. Which set of letters would logically come next in the following sequence?

A  Y  D  V  G  S  J  P  M  M  P  J  ?  ?

1. R K    2. S G    3. R S    4. S I

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439. What is the palindrome for the following sentence?

Edna and her friend perform a dance.

_ _ T       _ _ _       _ D _ _       _ _ _

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440. Jim is now half as old as his brother Joe.  Ten years ago, he was one-twelfth of his brother's age.  In 11 more years, Jim will be as old as his brother is now.  If Jim is not yet a teenager, how old are they now?

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441. Make a dent in your mental energy and complete the word below by filling in the missing letters.

_  R  _  N _  _  _  R  M  _  _  _  _  N

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442. Start by adding the digits of the police emergency number for most places in the U.S., then add to that the sum of the digits of the last four numbers of "information" outside your local calling area.  What is your answer?

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443. Can you recognize words without their A's?  Shown below are a dozen words from which exactly 39 A's have been extracted.   See if you can put back the missing A's.  Each word has at least 3 A's.

  1.  bnn          2.  prllx          3.  chrbnc          4.  cnst          5.  dmnt

  6.  ngrm        7.  slm            8.  Mlyn            9.  ctmrn      10.  bccrt 
11.  brcdbr    12.  mcdm

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444. You are female.  What relationship to you is your father's only son-in-law's mother-in-law's only daughter?

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445. Two years ago, a man was offered a motorcycle for $1024, but he declined to buy it.  A year later, he was offered the same motor­cycle for $640, but again decided not to buy it.  A little while after that, he was again offered the motorcycle, this time at $400.  Again, he refused to buy it.  Last week, he turned the motorcycle down even though the price had now fallen to $250.  If the owner offers it for sale yet again, and he makes a consistent reduction, how much will it be for sale for the next time?

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446. The names of three European cities are hidden in the sentence below.  Can you find them?  (the letters are in consecutive order.)

She said, "Otto, slow down or this little boat will hit an iceberg, ending our lives!"

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447. What common chemical compound is represented by the following letters:  HIJKLMNO?

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448. In the puzzle below, change the first letter of each word on either side of the blank to make a new word.  Use the same letter for both words on one line.  Then fill in the new letter on the line between the two words.  When you have finished, you will have a new word, reading down.

MART          _____          HARD
ROUND       _____          WERE
FASTER       _____          WITHER
PLASTIC     _____          FAST
BOLES        _____          AIMLESS

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449. Your quiz for this day in March  is most unusual.  As is this paragraph.  What is so unusual about it?
If you look hard, you should find what it is without too much difficulty.  Try hard to spot it.  How long did you think about it?

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450. What number gives the same result when it is added to 1 1/2 and when it is multiplied by 1 1/2?

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